Here’s proof Apple could have used Microsoft Word to design iOS 7

The Microsoft Word tutorial every Apple designer needs to see.


Fernando Alfonso III


Published Oct 22, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 3:43 am CDT

What took designer Jony Ive and a team of Apple employees a year to make using cutting edge software has been recreated in less than 10 minutes with Microsoft Word.

The product is Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 7 and the Microsoft Word master is designer Václav Krej?í.

In a nearly 10-minute long YouTube video, Krej?í demonstrates how “easy” it is to recreate the buttons, color schemes, and graphics from iOS 7 using Microsoft Word.

“[I want to] explain graphic design to everyday users using software they are already familiar with,” says Krej?í, who sounds like a mix of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ivan Drago.

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2013, 6:24 am CDT